The Resident

5.31 h 31 min2011X-RayR
Juliet, has found the perfect New York apartment to start a new life after separating from her husband. It's got spacious rooms, and a handsome landlord. But there are secrets behind every wall as Juliet gets the feeling that she is not alone.
Antti Jokinen
Hilary SwankJeffrey Dean MorganChristopher Lee
English [CC]
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Ron BakerReviewed in the United States on September 24, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Misses the mark
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This is well made enough but fails to sell the terror it professes. The plot has only one note, creepy voyeurism. Once that is established (early on) there is nothing else. No twists, no turns. Nothing new throughout the film but what was established in the first 20 minutes, over and over, repetitiously. It is also a story that has been done to death.

After the first 20 minutes this just didn't entertain me on any level. Predictable, boring, routine, unimaginative.
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bruce wayneReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
I tried to like this movie but it is a flop and could not finish it
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With JDM and Hillary Swank, I thought this would be a great movie. I watched 45 minutes and it was the longest 45 minutes of my life. No plot, no character development. And the scene where she was getting ready for bed....she got out of the shower, and the camera zoomed in on every single body part she applied lotion to. About 10 solid minutes of Swank putting lotion on her arms, zoomed in, then her boobs, zoomed in, then her ankles, zoomed in, then her thighs, zoomed in, then her stomach, zoomed in. Enough already, ok we get it, she likes to use lotion after her shower, but was it really necessary to spend so much camera time on each and every body part and her lotion application? I couldn't stay focused or stay awake so after 45 minutes, I had to throw this garbage in the trash.
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PeaBrain BubblybuttReviewed in the United States on September 23, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
There's no chemistry here whether they liked each other in real life or not...
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The only reason Hilary Swank starred in this, I wager, is she may have been tired of playing roles of tomboys, no nonsense career obsessed types, and not really making out with gorgeous co-stars. Plus she produced this. She's a better actress than Meg Ryan, Winona Ryder (yuck), and two dozen more. But c'mon, really? I suspect Mr. Morgan and Javier Bardem ARE the same person and absolutely irresistible, but it plays no part in my belief that Scarlett Johansson would have been far more stalker worthy than Swank here. This movie would have been easier to plod through had Christopher Lee been wearing fangs and a black cape...
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Monica Y. DennisReviewed in the United States on May 26, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Missed Opportunity
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I am a JDM fan, therefore I feel it my duty to watch everything he has done. It took me a long time to watch this because I have a hard time buying Morgan as a stalker type and there were parts that were difficult to see. Even after watching, I still don't fully buy Morgan in this role the way I should, but I am glad I finally bit the bullet. Many people wrote that this was well-acted and well-shot. I agree. It's such a shame that they didn't take their time with this. Someone described Swank's character as one dimensional and it's true. I admire her loyalty to her relationship and even though it's hard to imagine turning down someone who appears to be as sweet and handsome as Morgan's character, Max, I did get it. Loyalty can really bind people. But there should have been more to show why she so easily went back to her cheating boyfriend. I mean it was easy to see how vulnerable she was, but there should have been some deeper discussion between them. It would have helped add some dimension to her character. The biggest missed opportunity was with Morgan's character and his grandfather. You got a superficial understanding about what messed up Max, but his behavior clearly has more behind it and it was left to the viewer to figure that out for themselves. You could see the grandfather had a lot under the surface that should have been explored more. I suppose the producers simply wanted us to be on the side of the victim, but how about giving me the full picture and leaving that up to me?
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James C GirasaReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Missed Opportunity... Disappointing Second Half
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This review is for the Blu-Ray version of The Resident. My version is a combination Blu-Ray/DVD and comes in the larger size case. The disc is double sided with one version of the movie on each side.

I couldn't resist purchasing this movie, as I am a big fan of Hammer Horror. Obviously this movie along with the current crop of movies don't have much to do with the earlier version of the company, but nevertheless, I couldn't resist. I also purchased the other movies available with the 'Hammer' name attached to them.

PLOT/SUMMARY: The plot is simple enough. Juliet is a separated doctor looking for a nice apartment in New York City. After meeting the landlord of a building that she is looking to rent she decides to move in after he offers her below market rent. The landlord, Max, owns the building along with his elderly grandfather (Christopher Lee) who still lives in the building. It's been in the family for Max's whole life. After awhile some odd things in her life start happening and she suspects that possibly someone is watching her or is breaking into her apartment. She has a camera system put in and ultimately figures out what is going on.

-There is some legitimacy to the use of the 'Hammer' name since, arguably, one of the two biggest stars of the classic era of 'Hammer Horror Productions' is a co-star in this movie. Of course that is the legendary horror actor (along with other genre's), Christopher Lee. I don't even know why I say 'arguably.' I think this is pretty much a fact. Lee along with Peter Cushing were unquestionably the biggest stars of 'Hammer Horror Productions.' Lee doesn't do a whole lot in this movie but he does have a small part of some importance. It's not just a throwaway scene or a cameo appearance.
-The movie stars Hillary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (for me, his most memorable role was the star of the short lived series Magic City).
-I don't want to go into any details as it just serves to ruin the movie for anybody who might want to watch. The plot is very simple and it's briefly summarized just above. Ultimately, I didn't think the villain was believable. Something just didn't seem right. I'm not sure if it was the acting or something else. Even if the villain was bi-polar, his behavior just didn't seem believable.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Overall, I did not like this movie. It starts out well enough but goes down hill about half way through. The problem is that it just isn't believable.

I'm giving this movie 2 1/2 stars but I'll round it up to 3 stars since it has Christopher Lee and the 'Hammer' name.

Recommended for, obviously, fans of Hammer Horror Productions who want a complete collection.
Also recommended, obviously, for fans of any of the stars.
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Thom J.Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
a total lacking
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small minded, teenager-like display of sycophantic idiocy, lunacy and total asininity. Too predictable, lots of missing parts [eg. how the heck does a doctor go to sleep with eye shadow on when she didn't even work the late shift to have forgotten to wash it off? - check for the scene in the night when he was raping her]. Also how could a person who set up a camera in their house leave the computer screen not password protected and with the notifications of ADT blinking on the screen? Ohhh, so when the intruder comes he can see that she has been checking in on him? Really writer/producer/director? Check your accolades once more -- absolutely lacking in skills there. And there are lots more too. Whatever, total lack, total waste of time to watch. Idea of this film needed enrichment and some kind of class/quality to it. Punto finale
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Book WormReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Some great NYC real estate
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About 35% of this movie is our heroine walking around her huge apartment with a view of Brooklyn Bridge and nothing happens. Before she has even unpacked her boxes, arranged her furniture, or opened her "welcome to the building" wine, she is already having an affair with her landlord. Oh, but she changes her mind a second before consummation, because she has just in that moment realized she is still in love with her cheating ex. Bummer! If only she waited for 10 more minutes between moving in and getting into bed with him! From then on, it's all about the landlord creeping around...heroine is nekkid and applying lotion, guy is creeping, she is nekkid and self-pleasuring, he is creeping, she is nekkid, he is creeping...., and there are more shots of the huge apartment with a view of Brooklyn Bridge. There is one single scene in the entire movie that bears any substance, and that is when creepy landlord asks her why she is pretending as if nothing happened between them (when it did), and she says "well, we were just trying things out, to see how it works; that's what people do..".. and he says "I don't do that, and neither should you". Amen to that creepy bro!
N. P. MartiReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not what I was hoping for
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Not what I was hoping for at all. I really, really wanted to like it. I mean, Jeffery Dean Morgan and Hillary Swank as the main characters and Christopher Lee playing a great part as the grandfather of Morgan's character. I am JDM fan and have watched a lot of his movies/tv shows. He is very versatile and always great in every role. However, I could not see him in this role. Maybe it was because I didn't want to? The movie has such great potential but falls flat. There were no twists to the story line, No suspense. You knew what was coming. It was confusing at times as it jumped to the backstory of the characters but never really painted a full picture. It was disjointed and just odd. Acting was great, photography was great, it just never really got off the ground for me.
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